Feb 24, 2016

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Lesson 12: THINK ABOUT THE TEACHING OF MASTER GAMPOPA FROM THE SCANDAL OF BO DE (BODHI) PAGODA (Từ sự kiện chùa Bồ Đề suy ngẫm lại lời dạy của tôn giả Gampopa)

Contemplation on “Fourteen Grievous Failures of a Buddhist Practitioner” Lesson 12: THINK ABOUT THE TEACHING OF MASTER GAMPOPA FROM THE SCANDAL OF BO DE (BODHI) PAGODA Merit and wisdom cultivation is a method of spiritual practice in Buddhism, of which wisdom is the key priority of a practitioner. It’s not by chance the Buddha insists on the importance of “considering Wisdom as a career”. Once straying away from this goal, the practitioner might be indulged in doing good deeds to save beings but deep inside of his thought, there arises a desire for fame, for making him and his pagoda well known. From this point on, he is gradually strapped by Antarayika (impediments) from outside and five poisons (greed, hatred, ignorance, arrogance and jealousy) from inside. Obviously, karmic effect always comes after action! Master Gampopa has therefore warned:” Performing meritorious actions in order merely to attain fame and praise is


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